Library science

Ex Libris Rapido Platform Goes Live with First Four Customers

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:44pm

JERUSALEM, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the first four implementations of the Rapido resource sharing platform have now gone live.

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  • JERUSALEM, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the first four implementations of the Rapido resource sharing platform have now gone live.
  • This collaboration afforded Ex Libris an opportunity to hear customers' voices and create a solution tailored to the needs of resource sharing institutions.
  • Ex Libris Rapido workflows automate the borrowing and lending processes, simplifying the staff's management of a high volume of requests.
  • "With the first Rapido customers going live, Ex Libris has achieved a major milestone," commented Ex Libris Vice President of Delivery Solutions Sharona Sagi.

Smart Harvesting AI is Now Available for All Ex Libris Esploro Customers

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 2:00pm

JERUSALEM, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that customers of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution can now use the Esploro Smart Harvesting AI capabilities.

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  • JERUSALEM, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that customers of the Ex Libris Esploro research information management solution can now use the Esploro Smart Harvesting AI capabilities.
  • Smart Harvesting was available to customers to Esploro early adopters for the past 12 months.
  • Esploro institutions can now run the Smart Harvesting AI technology on a regular schedule as well as on an ad hoc basis.
  • Nadav Doron, Ex Libris vice president of research information management solutions, commented, "We are excited to make Smart Harvesting available to all Esploro customers.

More than Two Million Alma Analytics Reports Were Run in March 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 2:09pm

JERUSALEM, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is excited to announce that users of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform have set a new record: more than two million Alma Analytics reports were run in March 2021.

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  • JERUSALEM, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is excited to announce that users of the Ex Libris Alma library services platform have set a new record: more than two million Alma Analytics reports were run in March 2021.
  • The number of reports that are run is expected to continue at this level or even increase in the coming months.
  • A flexible, comprehensive business intelligence tool, Alma Analytics transforms a broad range of library data into actionable reports and identifiable trends, enabling the staff to make smart, data-driven decisions.
  • Benchmark analytics and comparative reports help users understand how their collections and workflows compare to those of similar institutions.

Virtusa Partners with Sedicii and Custodigit to Introduce New Offerings for Banks and Financial Services Organizations

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 3:23pm

\xe2\x80\x9cWhile some consumers will return to the old ways, the vast majority will look to further entrench these digital asset services into their daily lives.

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  • \xe2\x80\x9cWhile some consumers will return to the old ways, the vast majority will look to further entrench these digital asset services into their daily lives.
  • The Custodigit \xe2\x80\x98Institutional Digital Asset\xe2\x80\x99 platform provides the required functionality needed to provide a secure digital asset market service offering in an end-to-end approach.
  • Custodigit with its Institutional Digital Asset Gateway is the fastest, most secure way for financial service providers to create a digital asset service offering.
  • The Institutional Digital Asset platform is fully customisable and seamlessly integrated with every core banking system The platform is covering functions like:\n'

OverDrive Education Provides Free Resources to Schools Receiving COVID-19 Relief Funds

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:06pm

Interested schools can access the full collection of resources in the K-12 Funding Champion Toolkit .\nSince March 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has allocated nearly $193 billion in K-12 COVID-19 relief funding to states.

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  • Interested schools can access the full collection of resources in the K-12 Funding Champion Toolkit .\nSince March 2020, the U.S. Department of Education has allocated nearly $193 billion in K-12 COVID-19 relief funding to states.
  • "\nThe Sora app, an allowable use for relief funds, is enabling many districts\' literacy and reading programs.
  • OverDrive Education increased their network from 20,000 to 48,000 schools throughout the last year, providing ebooks and audiobooks to support curricula and school libraries.
  • Founded in 1986, OverDrive the leading digital reading platform for libraries and OverDrive Education are based in Cleveland, Ohio USA.

GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO Now Offers Evidence-Based Acquisitions from IGI Global

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'IPSWICH, Mass., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) now offers Evidence-Based Acquisitions (EBA) through IGI Global \'s InfoSci platform.

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  • b'IPSWICH, Mass., May 13, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions) now offers Evidence-Based Acquisitions (EBA) through IGI Global \'s InfoSci platform.
  • The addition of IGI Global EBA will offer GOBI customers time-saving, flexible solutions for their unique library acquisition needs.\nGOBI Library Solutions Vice President of Product Management for Books, John Brennan, says the addition of IGI Global\'s EBA program in GOBI provides librarians with the resources they need to improve their library acquisition workflows.
  • To learn more about IGI Global, visit their website.\nGOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers more than 17 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide.
  • From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries\' acquisition, collection development and technical service needs.

PolicyMap Announces New Agreement with The Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 3:11pm

b'PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PolicyMap announces the availability of its national data and mapping web-based application to members of The Center for Research Libraries (CRL).

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  • b'PHILADELPHIA, May 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --PolicyMap announces the availability of its national data and mapping web-based application to members of The Center for Research Libraries (CRL).
  • "CRL is committed in negotiating favorable agreements for e-resources the CRL community has identified as a priority for research and teaching.
  • "\nThis new agreement with the Center for Research Libraries extends PolicyMap mission to expand adoption of its data, mapping and analytics software by researchers within the library, research and higher education community.
  • PolicyMap was created with the idea that interpreting geographic data on maps is crucial to finding solutions to our most intractable issues.

Ex Libris Cloud Apps Reach Two Thousand Activations

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 1:39pm

b'JERUSALEM, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that users of ExLibris cloud-based products have reached a major milestone: original applications developed by and for members of the Ex Libris community have been activated two thousand times.

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  • b'JERUSALEM, May 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that users of ExLibris cloud-based products have reached a major milestone: original applications developed by and for members of the Ex Libris community have been activated two thousand times.
  • To activate an app, one need only click the Cloud Apps icon within an Ex Libris higher-ed cloud product.\nThe full list of apps is always available and searchable.
  • However, the Cloud Apps framework also responds to the context of a user\'s session, suggesting apps that might be helpful for the specific feature in the workflow that the user is currently interacting with.\n"The Cloud Apps framework exemplifies our ongoing dual commitment to openness and support for our customers," said Josh Weisman, vice president of development.
  • "We are very excited that Cloud Apps activations have reached the two thousand mark, clear evidence of the amazing work that the Ex Libris community is doing.

OverDrive Adds New Content Categories for Libraries

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12:01pm

b'CLEVELAND, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OverDrive , the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide, announced the expansion of its industry-leading catalog to include new categories of digital content.

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  • b'CLEVELAND, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- OverDrive , the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide, announced the expansion of its industry-leading catalog to include new categories of digital content.
  • In addition to ebooks, audiobooks and digital magazines, libraries can now supplement their digital collections with a wide variety of content that entertains, educates and provides unique digital experiences.
  • Serving a growing network of 65,000 libraries and schools in 84 countries, OverDrive delivers the industry\'s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other content through award-winning apps.
  • Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA and was named a Certified B Corp in 2017. www.overdrive.com\n'

Source Announces Partnership With The Reference Library In Phoenix, Arizona

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 5:20pm

b'PHOENIX, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Source , a digital product library and specification platform that connects architects, designers, contractors, and manufacturers in commercial construction, announced today a partnership with The Reference Library to bring additional digital tools and services to the architects, designers and commercial construction community in Phoenix, Arizona.

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  • b'PHOENIX, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Source , a digital product library and specification platform that connects architects, designers, contractors, and manufacturers in commercial construction, announced today a partnership with The Reference Library to bring additional digital tools and services to the architects, designers and commercial construction community in Phoenix, Arizona.
  • The Reference Library, which was founded in 1987 by a local architect to provide a complete information center with invaluable resources to the architectural, engineering, and construction community at no cost, is the only building industry hub in Arizona.\nThe Reference Library, prior to its partnership with Source, held over 2,500 reference materials within its downtown brick-and-mortar location.
  • Today, powered by Source\'s digital product catalog and sample ordering platform, The Reference Library members have access to over 180,000 commercial building products from over 1,900 local and national brands.
  • Source founder and CEO Nicole Schmidt saw a gap in the design market that connected architects, designers, contractors, and manufacturers.